Tennis's biggest stars, including current ATP No. 1 Novak Djokovic and his eternal rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, will participate in the 2021 US Tennis Open, as well as the most prominent figures on the women's circuit, such as Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty.
and Naomi Osaka, organizers announced Wednesday. Flushing Meadows this year will be the scene of a battle between Djokovic, Nadal and Federer to win one more Grand Slam title, as each of the three players currently has a score of them under their arms.
Djokovic, in particular, will also fight to become the third man to win all four Grand Slam in the same year, having already won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2021. Should he win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, in which he participates, Flushing Meadows could become the only man to win the so-called "Golden Slam" by winning the Big 4 plus Olympic gold in the same year, somewhat Until now only the German Steffi Graff achieved it in 1988.
Also present in New York will be Dominic Thiem, who won the US Open last year, as well as Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev. Berrettini talks about Roger Federer The definitive debate on "G.O.A.T" is a never-ending conversation for fans and supporters of the big three, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Alcaraz pays tribute to the Big 3
Teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz won his maiden ATP title on Sunday, beating Richard Gasquet to lift the Plava Laguna Croatia Open in Umag. And after the match the 18-year-old spoke at length with ATP, answering a few questions on the Big 3 as well as his future goals in tennis.
Carlos Alcaraz was later asked to pick three celebrities he would like to go out for dinner with. The Spaniard thought for a brief moment before picking Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. "I don't know," Alcaraz said.
"Let's say Rafa, Federer and Djokovic (laughs). I [also] like things outside of sports," Carlos Alcaraz said. "I really like to spend time with family, friends, to do some things with friends. When I finish a tournament, I really like to go to my home, to spend time with friends and family."
With the victory over Jan-Lennard Struff, Novak Djokovic has now won 11 matches in the singles category of the Olympic Games in his career. Interestingly, he is now third on the list of the most successful players at the biggest sporting tournament.